Dogs without Hair

“What the Peruvian Hairless offer to Kopriva, apart from the chance to celebrate the sleek forms and attentive visages of her beloved pets, is a kind of surrogate for the human figure.  Because of the musculature of their bodies is so evident, these dogs become occasions to the artist to paint what are essentially naked forms, figures with all the physical nuances of a Classical nude.  There is also an implied religious message.  If, in the cathedral/forest paintings Kopriva reconciles Pagan and Christian visions of holy space, in the Peruvian Hairless series she brings together animals identified with Incan culture (and renowned for their reputed healing powers) and the preeminent artistic achievement of Western European Christianity." 
 
- Raphael Rubinstein

   Writer and Critic

Canis Major
Canis Major

2011 Oil and Mixed Media on Photo Canvas 75 x 48 x 11 inches

History of the World in Dog Years
History of the World in Dog Years

2011 Oil and Mixed Media on Photo Canvas 74 x 47 inches

Lilly
Lilly

2009 Papier Mache and Plaster 23 x 20 x 14 inches

Cerberus in Transition
Cerberus in Transition

2016 Lithograph 30 x 22 inches

Three Fates
Three Fates

2014 Charcoal on Paper 53 x 36 inches

Imminent Dusk
Imminent Dusk

2015 Monotype 22 x 30 inches

Insomniac's Nightmare
Insomniac's Nightmare

2010 Oil and Mixed Media on Photo Canvas 74 x 47 inches

Luna
Luna

2009 Cast Bronze 21 x 11 x 16 inches

Dawn of a Daydream
Dawn of a Daydream

2010-2011 Oil and Mixed Media on Photo Canvas 70 x 48 x 13 inches

Night Sanctuary
Night Sanctuary

2010 Oil and Mixed Media on Photo Canvas 68 x 40 inches

Pluto
Pluto

2009 Cast Bronze 21 x 10 x 16 inches

Solar Maelstrom
Solar Maelstrom

2011 Oil and Mixed Media on Photo Canvas 68 x 40 inches

Little Thor
Little Thor

2010 Papier Mache and Plaster 17 x 24 x 13 inches

Guardians of the Sanctuary
Guardians of the Sanctuary

2014 Oil and Mixed Media on Photo Canvas 60 x 36 inches

Spirits of Sivriada
Spirits of Sivriada

2015 Mixed Media on Paper 40 x 60 inches

Brush
Brush

2010 Papier Mache, Plaster, and Mixed Media 17 x 24 x 13 inches

Emancipation of the Topiaries
Emancipation of the Topiaries

2012 Oil and Graphite on Photo Paper 58 x 36 inches

Vigilant
Vigilant

2015 Monotype 22 x 30 inches

Cerberus Intersects Vulcan
Cerberus Intersects Vulcan

2016 Mixed Media on Paper 59 x 38 inches

Dog Torso
Dog Torso

2019 Papier Mache and Plaster 13 x 23 x 13 inches